Last night I decided to take another look at the idea of providing a way for visitors to this site to be able to change the color scheme. I had the “grey” look from Grey Tuesday, and a couple of other CSS files I’d created, so it was time to look for a style switcher.
My first stop was the Scripty Goddess site. Their site was one of the first that I recall as offering users the ability to choose from a variety of preset formats. Indeed, I was not disappointed, as a search for “switcher” yielded two excellent links to techniques for providing this functionality.
Styleswitcher is a very powerful, full-featured solution. It supports complex usage of CSS style sheets that I don’t need (yet) and has a bit of a steeper learning and deployment curve than the solution I’m currently using.
The other solution, phpswitch from A List Apart, met my needs quite well. It’s a simple, easy to deploy solution that I was able to setup with just a couple hours work.
So, if you look at the upper right of the main page, you will see a control that allows you to change the look of this site. The actual styles are still under development, but most look at least OK. Go ahead, try it out!